Monday, December 30, 2013

hudson at six months

this month, hudson hit his half birthday! it's true what they say -- time flies so much faster with the second kid. i feel like i was still pregnant with him last week. ;) here's a little look at how he's grown each month -- i always wanted to do a comparison like this with jack, but we didn't own a nice camera until he was too old. ha. (please note jack's arm holding him onto the chair...hudson is a wiggler, that's for sure.)

huddy is pretty much the cutest. he's always been a mellow baby, up until the past couple of weeks -- i'm going to blame it on teething, because i can see his little bottom teeth trying to pop through and he's been uncharacteristically super-grumpy -- so i'll forgive him for that. he's totally social and loves to be around people; if we leave him alone in a room for a second he'll immediately start squawking until we return. i'm rewarded with a giant gummy smile and a "haaaah!" any time he sees me. he definitely makes you feel appreciated.

he's accomplished all sorts of milestones over the past month. he's mastered baby food and inhales at least three ounces of cereal, fruit or veggies at every meal, but he doesn't have a pincer grasp yet so he can't feed himself puffs or anything. (mum mums, on the other hand, buy me at least 5 minutes of complete silence at a time. amazing!) he's getting pretty good at sitting up so we let him ride in the shopping cart like a big boy. he's finalllllllly sleeping better at night (i had to make him cry it out a couple nights to overcome the horrid up-every-three-hours habit he'd developed) and takes two solid naps a day. and most exciting of all, he's army crawling! this kid is everywhere -- he's happiest when i let him just cruise around the play room, chewing on scoping out everything in sight.

he is endlessly delighted by jack and giggles at everything he does. christmas wasn't a big deal to him but he loved chewing on the wrapping paper. and he's got the funniest little nose squint thing going on when he's mad about something (or when he's impatiently waiting for food) and it cracks me up. 

i'm happy to report i'm finally starting to feel like i can handle the two-kid situation...better, at least. :) it's been a bit of a learning curve for me to accept my time & energy limitations since i've got two demanding little people with me at all times, but it's a good kind of life change. hudson is adorable and exhausting all at the same time. we love this kiddo! 


Chris and Paige Evans said...

That army crawling video you posted on instagram is the cutest. I can't believe how fast he's growing!

Roxanne said...

Is it just me or does he look a lot like Brandon? He is adorable beyond words. How time flies...hopefully I'll be up there soon enough and can visit with you guys again!